National Children’s Orchestras exists to inspire children and young people from all backgrounds to achieve their full potential through learning and performing orchestral music.


Every year, more than 600 children and young people join our 12 orchestras and benefit from a transformational life experience. Next year, we celebrate our 40th birthday and have clear ambitions to evolve and expand our curriculum and our outreach work with the aim of unlocking greater potential for even more young people over the next 40 years.


If you love what we do, joining our supporter scheme allows you to donate to our vital, charitable work in music education and gives you access to exciting benefits such as complimentary tickets or priority booking, personal acknowledgements and pre-concert events.


You can chose to join our membership scheme, NCO Friends, or forge a closer relationship with us as an NCO Patron. ​Download the NCO supporter scheme information leaflet and form here.